February 14 (Renewables Now) - The first 63.7-metre (209-ft) turbine blades for the 113.2-MW Bodangora wind farm in Australia have left LM Wind Power’s factory in Bergama, Turkey.
The Danish manufacturer, now part of General Electric (NYSE:GE), said in a social media post on Monday that the blades have been transported by road to the Izmir-Alsancak Port and will be shipped to Australia. The company will deliver a total of 99 blades that will equip the 33 General Electric turbines for Infigen Energy’s (ASX:IFN) wind park in New South Wales.
The Bodangora wind farm will be built near Wellington by a consortium comprising General Electric and Australian builder Civil & Allied Technical Construction (CATCON). Construction is already in progress and is expected to be completed in the second half of this year. Once up and running, the plant is estimated to produce about 361 GWh of electricity each year.
LM Wind kicked off production at its 500-MW Bergama factory last summer. Representing an investment of USD 50 million (EUR 61.7m), the facility in Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI) can later be expanded to 1.5 GW, LM Wind said previously.
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